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SIR JOHN FROISSART Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.2

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SIR JOHN FROISSART
Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.2
page 454



. 4â9 % It happened that while fir Petpr Audley wajp go-vernor of Beaufort which is fituated between Troyes aad Chalons; he imagined* that if he could crof* the Marne above the town of Chalons, a&d advance by the fide of the monafiery of St. Peter, be might eafily take the town. To carry this fcheme into effect, he waited until the river Marne was low, when he fecretly aflembled his companions from five or fix ftrçng, caftles he was mafter of in that neighborhood. His açmy confifted of about four hqpdred combajtiuats. . They let out from Beaufort at midnight. • He led tfyem to a ford of the river Marne, which be intended to crofs, ft^he hafl people of the country as guides. Oq ^coiniji^thif ther, he made them all tp difmoqi^* j^d* jgive their horfes to their fervants, when he marched thcirç through the river, which wa& very low.. All having cre^bdj he led them lowly towards the monaftery of St* Peter. There were many guards aad, watchmen fcat-tered over the town of Chalons, and in the public fquares : thofe who were neareft to the monafiery of St. Peter, which is fituated above the town, heard very diftinéily the noife of the Navarrois : for as they were advancing, their arms,, by touching each ether* made a noife and founded. Many who heard this wondered what it could be; for all at once, fir Peter having halted, the noife ceafed, and, when he continued his .march, the fame founds were again heard by the centinels polled m St. Peter's ftreei. as the wind came front the oppofite quarter ; and fome among them faid, " - Ff4 ' 'It


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